Sweeping the Snakes

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 6 Diamondbacks 4 WP – Carlos Marmol (1-0) LP – Tony Pena (0-1) Save – Kerry Wood (7) For the third game in a row the Cubs came from behind to pick up an impressive win….and in the process completed a 3-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time […]

Off the Snide

Game Seventeen – Cubs 13 Pirates 1 WP – Jason Marquis (1-0) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (1-2) Save – None For the second time in the last 7 days, the Cubs set a new season high in runs scored as they moved to 5 games over .500 for the first time on the young season. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/10/08

Game Nine: Cubs (5-3) vs. Pirates (3-5) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Rich Hill (0-0, 3.00/1.17) vs. Matt Morris (0-0, 5.40/2.00) Lou Piniella’s crew will go for the 3-game sweep tonight at PNC Park, but hopefully this […]

The Price of Winning

As the Cubs soared into the top ten of salaries in the majors, the expectations have risen to an all-time high. Fortunately for the Cubs, they do not have any albatross-type salaries from players that are not producing, ala the New York Yankees. 2009 will see a few contracts come off the books, and this […]

Another Late Spring Loss

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 3 White Sox 5 WP – Scott Linebrink (1-0) LP – Neal Cotts (0-2, BS 1) Save – D.J. Carrasco (2) Lou Piniella’s lineup was missing the Big Three of Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee and Alfonso Soriano while Ozzie Guillen played all but one of his projected everyday line-up….and […]

Surprising Pauir

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs 13 Royals 1 WP – Ryan Dempster (2-0) LP – Brett Tomko (1-1) Save – None The Cubs dominated the Royals in every aspect of the game on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs offense pounded out 21 hits, 7 for extra bases including a home run; while Lou Piniella’s pitching […]

A Split for the Squads

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 4 Diamondbacks 1 WP – Jon Lieber (1-0) LP – Micah Owings (0-1) Save – Jose Ascanio (1) Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs (ss) 6 A’s (ss) 7 WP – Troy Cate (1-0) LP – Shingo Takatsu (0-1, BS 2) Save – None Jon Lieber was very […]

In the Right Direction?

Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs 6 Mariners 4 WP – Les Walrond (1-1) LP – Carlos Silva (0-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (1) For the second time in less than a week, the Cubs beat the Mariners in Cactus League action. Ted Lilly had a shaky start in his second outing of the spring. […]

Let Another One Slip Away

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 1 A’s 2 WP – Santiago Casilla (1-0) LP – Jose Ceda (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jerry Blevins (1) For the second day in a row Lou Piniella’s young bullpen blew a lead in the 8th inning and the Cubs’ defense committed an error. Jose Ceda struggled with […]

A Look Back at 2007 – The Stretch Run

The Cubs entered the final month of the 2007 campaign just a game and a half ahead of the Brewers….but there was a new addition to the race, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs and Brewers struggles in August opened the door for the Cardinals to make a run at the division crown. The defending […]